How to Tame a Willful Wife (Shakespeare In Love, book 1) by Christy English – book cover, description, publication history. Romance? Sexual tension? Strong women? Intrigue? If so, you will love Christy English’s historical romance novel How To Tame A Willful Wife. From the blurb: How To Tame A Willful Wife: 1. Forbid her from riding astride 2. Hide her dueling sword 3. Burn all her breeches and buy her.
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In this case, I thought he was pretty much a jerk, regardless of his motivation. We all know that The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays, often criticized nowadays for its misogynistic ways, so I was curious to see how Christy English would manage this problem in her novel, which though s I LOVE Shakespeare retellings and The Taming of the Shrew is one of his plays I like the most, so as soon as I read the blurb of Christy English’s latest novel and saw that it would be a Regency retelling of that story I was excited and impatient to read it.
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How To Tame A Willful Wife | Christy English
And the more he warns Caroline away from his enemy Lord Carlyle, the more leverage Carlyle gains against him. Still very nicely written, with an interesting take on Prinny, and, other than the HEA is a bit too easy view spoiler [ seriously, I’d think she’d never want to see another pearl again, and it sorta pizzed me off that she apologized for hurting him but he never verbally acknowledged his own assholeryhide spoiler ] the story really had me engaged.
English does an outstanding job developing an enjoyable and believable story, filled with rich detail in her description of character appearance, attire and surrounding scenery.
I won’t go too much into the story, but I will say that the characters were wonderful, well-written and likable, even in their worst moments. The Taming of the Shrew is not an easy play to turn into a compelling romance, but she achieves it beautifully. Our Willful Heroine is willful at first, but then enters magic penis and that is long gone. And the schmuck is still lurking about, looking for other ways to mess with Anthony’s life. She does stand up to him Anthony is a fascinating hero: Caroline Montague is the apple of her daddy’s eye.
The Regency setting is wonderfully executed, and the character spring from the pages cjristy real and believable. The passion between them is just what the reader wants from such a book: Caroline is innocent, but no innocent, if you get my drift. Sometimes an actor, always a storyteller, Christy works happily with Englisy Casablanca to bring the knife-throwing women of her novels to life. As always, his nakedness made her throat go dry.
How to Tame a Willful Wife was good, quite lovely. Nov 10, Elis Madison rated it really liked it Shelves: Anthony is insistent on having a cultured, staid, and biddable woman for a wife, and he mak Redonk Nutshell: His men have taught her how to fight.
Don’t throw rotten tomatoes at me yet though girls! Why Caroline, hhow ask? Anthony is insistent on having a cultured, staid, and biddable woman for a wife, and englixh makes it clear from the get-go that this is what he expects of Caroline.
She has been allowed the liberty to indulge in unladylike behaviour.
Book Review: “How To Tame A Willful Wife” by Christy English
Other books in the series. What more can you possibly want than a fast paced, intense story line with tons of lust and dangers to rock your boat. Caroline Montague’s a willful vixen who gee I wish they could find a better way to show us that This one’s a pretty good revisitation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrewwhich just happens to be one of my favorite plays, exactly because it’s so obnoxiously not politically correct although I think the Bard now Kate’s last willfu to be delivered with sarcasm, so maybe he was a little bit of a feminist.
We all know that The Taming of the Shrew is willfuul of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays, often criticized nowadays for its misogynistic ways, so I was curious to see how Christy English would manage this problem in her novel, which though set in Regency times is written for modern women.
Yes, there was a double standard. Anthony Carrington, Earl of Revensbrook is rich and titled.
Oct 24, Cynthia Mcarthur rated it it was amazing. There’s even a funny moment when the play itself is mentioned. It’s been a while since I read any historical fiction. Caroline had no choice but to accept the betrothal to the “Earl of Plump Pockets” arranged by her father if she were to help her family. Definitely recommended when you’re in the mood for a little saucy fun. So, reading a book that was influenced by the play was bound to be tricky.
However, what let this down for me somewhat was the prose.
Oh and I hate this trope: Though based on The Taming of the Shrewshe was not really shrewish, just strong and self-reliant. However since this book is suppose to follow the theme of Shakespeare’s work, well I might just have to go tme that out. Thank goodness he did. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
How to Tame a Willful Wife
This went on and on throughout the whole book and it didn’t stop at just Caroline but went on to Anthony as well. She has great love for riding [astride], fencing and archery, taking great pride in beating men at it.
go That’s the area where she tends to act like an immature girl and lets her hormones get the best of her. As the daughter of a Yorkshire baron who was mostly absent from emglish due to commanding the English forces englizh the Continent, she grew up with least bit of supervision. It is re-telling of Shakespeare’s “Taming of The Shrew” and what a re-telling. His expectations of having a wife that is proper and pure, meek and biddable have been dashed as he watches her besting the man that awhile back assaulted his younger sister and forcing her into a self-imposed exile.
Yes, husbands frequently had mistresses. She finds Anthony autocratic, domineering, and This review also appears on my blog at http: He orders Caroline about.
How many times must I tell you I am not a hound to come to heel. A man of fiery passion tempted by the rigors of war into steely self-control, he demands obedience from his troops and his future wife.